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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.


  1. Red-headed Weaver

    Red-headed Weaver

    On a walk by myself after our tour ended, I lucked out with this striking male Some authors put this unique, colorful weaver in the genus "Malimbus." The ones I saw ten years ago in Tanzania (A. r. leuconotus) had a black face mask which this one (A. r. rubriceps) lacks. There is also a...
  2. Red-winged Starling

    Red-winged Starling

    This is a male; females are similar but have a gray head. This species was originally confined to cliffs and gorges for nesting, but now also takes advantage of buildings and other man-made structures in urban areas. Two subspecies are usually recognized. Southern African birds are the shorter...
  3. Pied Crow

    Pied Crow

    This good looking black-and-white crow is found in most sub-Saharan habitats except the dry deserts and thick rainforest. Here is a flight shot showing the contrast between the black tail and head and its white underparts. Sometimes called "African Pied Crow" or "White-bellied Crow."
  4. Trumpeter Hornbill

    Trumpeter Hornbill

    These outrageous looking hornbills showed up at an inopportune time when I was struggling to get cash from an ATM. This is a male which has more extensive casque than the female. Their loud calls sound like a baby crying. Hornbills are usually classified in their own family, the Bucerotidae...
  5. Collared Palm-Thrush

    Collared Palm-Thrush

    This is an adult. Uncommon and locally distributed, but apparently expanding its range. I was fortunate to photograph this uncommon species in Tanzania in July 2013, but I was the only one to see it. This time our whole group got great views and photo opportunities. Formerly included in the...
  6. Rufous-crowned Roller

    Rufous-crowned Roller

    Often called Purple Roller, they seem to prefer more arid habitats than the much more common Lilac-breasted Roller. Rufous-crowned is the largest and heaviest of the world's rollers. This is the larger southern race "C. n. mosambicus" with more purple on its underparts, especially its undertail...
  7. Lizard Buzzard in flight

    Lizard Buzzard in flight

  8. Miombo_Double-collared_Sunbird


    Miombo Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris manoensis) feeding on nectar from Aloe flowers in its favorite habitat: Miombo Woodland.
  9. Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

    Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

    Drying off the spray from the falls in the morning sun.
  10. White-fronted Bee-eater

    White-fronted Bee-eater

    On the look-out for bees! Bee-eaters often good to photograph because, after flying out to catch something on the wing, they tend to return to the same spot. This one at Vic Falls but good viewing also at Chobe National Park, Botswana.
  11. Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)

    Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)

    I took this photo of a Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) perching on a tree in Harare, Zimbabwe - I just love the colors of the bird, blue sky and the yellow berries he was eating.
  12. African Fish Eagle

    African Fish Eagle

    I took this photo of an African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) whilst on a trip on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe in Feb 2013
  13. Egrets and Elephants

    Egrets and Elephants

    I took this photo of a flock of Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) preening themselves on a partly submerged tree in-front of a small herd of elephants on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe on the 15th of Feb 2013
  14. Lilac-Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)

    Lilac-Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)

    Lilac-Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus), Ruckomechi Camp on the Zambesi River in Northern Zimbabwe
  15. White-fronted Bee-eater

    White-fronted Bee-eater

  16. Immature Shikra

    Immature Shikra

    Sat in a tree for a while within the hotel circle.
  17. Lizard living partially in the water

    Lizard living partially in the water

    Has now been id'ed to Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
  18. Yellow-billed Kite

    Yellow-billed Kite

    This bird provided some good exercise for birds in flight ;)
  19. Dark-capped Bulbul

    Dark-capped Bulbul

    For some reason, these two loved sitting like this on the sprinkler head
  20. Scarlet-chested Sunbird

    Scarlet-chested Sunbird

  21. Pied Crow

    Pied Crow

  22. Trumpeter Hornbill

    Trumpeter Hornbill

    Inside the Kingdom Hotel
  23. Red-billed Firefinch

    Red-billed Firefinch

    Inside the Victoria Falls National Park. I suspect but cannot prove that I also saw Brown Firefinch around there.
  24. Wire-tailed Swallow

    Wire-tailed Swallow

  25. Half-collared Kingfisher

    Half-collared Kingfisher

    One of about three species of kingfishers seen that day, and clearly the most colorful